Editorial Notes
References in Text

The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, referred to in subsec. (a), is act Aug. 1, 1946, ch. 724, as added by act Aug. 30, 1954, ch. 1073, § 1, 68 Stat. 919, which is classified principally to chapter 23 (§ 2011 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2011 of this title and Tables.


1998—Subsec. (a). Puspan. L. 105–207 substituted “Secretary of Energy” for “Atomic Energy Commission”.

1988—Subsec. (c). Puspan. L. 100–570 struck out subsec. (c) which related to oath and statement prerequisite to acceptance of scholarship or fellowship, ineligibility of Communist organization members, and penalties for violation.

1985—Subsec. (span)(1). Puspan. L. 99–159, §§ 109(e)(2), 110(a)(19)(A), substituted “engineering” for “technical” and “1873(f)” for “1873(g)”.

Subsec. (span)(2). Puspan. L. 99–159, § 110(a)(19)(B), inserted applicability to engineering.

1980—Subsecs. (c), (d). Puspan. L. 96–516 redesignated subsec. (d) as (c), and struck out former subsec. (c) relating to clearance of personnel by the Civil Service Commission.

1968—Subsec. (a). Puspan. L. 90–407, § 13, substituted “1954” for “1946”.

Subsec. (span)(1). Puspan. L. 90–407, § 13, substituted “section 1873(g) of this title” for section 1873(h) of this title”.

1962—Subsec. (d). Puspan. L. 87–835 designated existing provisions as par. (1), inserted reference to section 1869 of this title, and substituted the requirement, for applications made on or after Oct. 1, 1962, of a full statement regarding convictions for crimes, other than any committed before age 16 or for minor traffic violations, and any criminal charges punishable by thirty days confinement, or more, pending at time of application for scholarship or fellowship, for the requirement of an affidavit stating the affiant did not believe in, and was not a member or supporter of any organization believing in, or teaching, the violent overthrow of the United States Government, or by any illegal means, in such par. (1), and added par. (2).

1952—Subsec. (c). Act Apr. 5, 1952, substituted “Civil Service Commission” for “Federal Bureau of Investigation”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Subversive Activities Control Board

The Subversive Activities Control Board, established by act Sept. 23, 1950, ch. 1024, title I, § 12, 64 Stat. 997, ceased to operate as of June 30, 1973, due to lack of funding.

Basic Scientific Research; Increase in Government Support; National Science Foundation

Puspan. L. 91–441, title II, § 205, Oct. 7, 1970, 84 Stat. 908, provided that: “It is the sense of the Congress that—

“(1) an increase in Government support of basic scientific research is necessary to preserve and strengthen the sound technological base essential both to protection of the national security and the solution of unmet domestic needs; and
“(2) a larger share of such support should be provided hereafter through the National Science Foundation.”

Continuation of Existing Offices, Procedures, and Organization of the National Science Foundation

Amendment by Puspan. L. 90–407 intended to continue in effect the existing offices, procedures, and organization of the Foundation, see section 16 of Puspan. L. 90–407, set out as a note under section 1862 of this title.